Dodge Charger Daytona “Flat Boy” Shows Next-Level Aero in Restomod CGI

An increasing number of enthusiasts wax lyrical about the original Dodge Charger Daytona, with its NASCAR heritage and its rarity having turned this into one of the most sought-after collector cars on the map. As such, it might appear sacrilegious for a virtual restomod project to customize the iconic Mopar to the point where it might play with its proportions, but there’s another side to this story.

From where we’re standing, this heavily reworked Daytona—we’ll get to the bits and pieces that make up the rendering in a moment—isn’t unlike the original, which rewrote the rules of racing in more ways than one.

For starters, the nose cone and massive wang, both of which received mixed opinions from road car buyers fifty years ago, were necessary to allow the beast to become the first closed-course missile to hit 200 MPH.

Then there were the inverted air scoops sitting atop of the front wings, with Chrysler officially stating these were present to add tire clearance—the competition only later understood that the pieces were also a key part of the vehicle’s aero balance, extracting air from the wheel arches (you can see this kind of treatment on factory road cars these days).

Well, this unapologetic pixel transformation sees the Charger Daytona being slammed, which, in conjunction with the acres of width added by the custom body kit, radically transform the appearance of the machine.

Casting a different shadow aside, the various remastered downforce tools, from the front splitter to the modern motorsport-grade wing and that cheeky diffuser, mean the look of the vehicle is anything but level… which is why we chose the nickname in the title.

Digital artist Dom Höst (aka altered_intent) isn’t at his first rodeo, having previously rendered a “General Destruction” incarnation of the Daytona (a nod to the infamous General Lee non-Daytona Charger), as you can see in the second part of the image gallery.

And you might want to take his fantasies seriously, especially since his real-world garage includes a chopped-up 1927 Ford Coupe with a turbocharged Honda K24 four-pot and a Ford Edsel that’s expecting a 2JZ Toyota straight-six from Santa.



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